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Feb 3, 2013 5:30am PST
. >> emerging technologies are changing the ways that we get our entertainment, but not for everyone. 40 years since television was transmitted in color, new figures show the 20,000 homes still enjoy their programs in black and white. not so bad, is it? part of our ongoing series of not so obsolete technologies around the world. >> the main issues in europe today -- >> do not adjust your television, do not worry, there is nothing wrong. john thompson just prefers television in black and white. >> it somehow has more importance to it, it seems less trivial as there are more and more channels, to sit down and watch a vintage black-and-white television seems as if you are doing something special. >> john is not alone, 13,000 people in britain are tuning in. >> in britain you must pay a television tax. a black-and-white television like this, you would have a license that would cost $78, as opposed to hundred $30 for color. >> some of these sets in south london date back to 1936. there were only a handful, only the rich could afford them. which is dangerous. >> much of the early televisions did not
Feb 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
and organizations have been similarly attacked. technology journalist says the hacker group, anonymous, is responsible. >> anonymous are claiming responsibility for this and they've been very loosely politically actively hacking group, been responsible for an awful lot of increase in hacker activity the last couple of years. we had the spin-off from them, lulzsec. the chinese have been hacking, like most governments, engaged in hacking, but there's more public exposure of their hacks and i think a lot of this is really this stuff that is really spin-offs of anonymous. this is idealistic hacking. >> an emotionally apology from a japanese pop star is causing uproar on line. nanami shaved her head after breaking her management company's most important rule, no dating. >> a pop group, social phenomenon and money making machine for their management company. a.k.b.48 is japan's largest all female band. the singing sensation comprised of starlets in their teens and early 20's. the selling point, a word that combines the qualities of cuteness and innocence as it's become so important in the co
Feb 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
.c. they would surpass the greeks in political power, in military might, in technological innovation, but the romans would be forever in greece's debt in the fields of philosophy, science, literature, and the arts. as the roman poet said, "captive greece made rome captive." the visual language devised by the greeks would be adopted by the romans and subsequently, by the entire western tradition. indeed, it would become the pre-eminent means of portraying order, rationality, harmony, and power, whether in dictatorships, despotisms, or democracies. ironically, though, the lesson which the greeks understood and which their artists expressed in these works and in the parthenon sculptures-- namely that the disruptive and frightening forces of the irrational will always threaten to burst out in human history-- that lesson would have to be learned again and again. rome began here, a cluster of little villages strung over these hills above the marshy valley of the river tiber. founded, according to legend, in the eighth century b.c., at its heyday in the second century a.d., it ruled an empi
Feb 8, 2013 4:30am PST
. >> i'm not against technology and such a power plant in general, but we were never compensated even though we were promised. >> those promises were never kept. the people of the island should have been resettled on the island below the dam -- should have been, but they were not. today, as an exception because of our tv cameras, the border police take us to that island. he says it does remember -- resemble. >> my mother used to make jam. we have a lot of rose tips on our island, too. >> the dream was it would become just like the old level. even the fortress was carefully dismantled stone by stone and in part be built here -- rebuilt here. that is until the authorities changed their minds. not far away, we find the cemetery. the graves were dug up and moved. this is the cemetery -- at least what remains of it. he finds a jumble of bones piled in a whole -- hole. it is a macabre sight. >> they did not even go to the trouble to identify which bones belong to which tombstone. these are our ancestors, our heroes. >> piles of bones treated without respect. his mother lies here as well. sh
Feb 6, 2013 4:30pm PST
technology. however, as cutting edge as the subject may be, its basic concerns go back to puzzles and problems from the earliest recorded evidence of mathematical thought. now, this is a facsimile of the rhind papyrus, copied around 1850 b.c. by the scribe ahmes from the now-lost text of an earlier dynasty. it was named after a scottish antiquarian, alexander henry rhind, who bought it in 1858 in luxor, egypt. in it, he found what amounts to a math textbook full of problems and solutions that addressed everyday issues, things like how to divide ten loaves of ea equally among seven men and much of the algebra needed to build the pyramids. it also contains possibly the earliest written combinatorics problem, and it goes like this: seven houses contain seven cats. each cat kills seven mice. each mouse had eaten seven ears of grain. each ear of grain would have produced seven hekats of wheat. what is the total of all these? a fairly simple math problem... and a very pragmatic combinatorial argument for getting more cats. in fact, it's not that far removed from the st. ives riddle our
Feb 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
other for food and goods and use sophisticated technology. in between, there is a range that fills the spectrum. all of these differences are cultural, learned behavior, the result of a complex interaction between our inventiveness and our natural environments. as we search for new horizons, our inventiveness thrusts us across the boundaries of space, into new worlds. this new view of earth dispels an ancient myopia -- the artificial boundaries of our states and the politics that often divide us. here is a vision of one planet and one family of humankind. but the view from earth reminds us of a common human dilemma, the rise and fall of our many ways of life. here, among the ruins of ancient civilizations, archaeologists are retracing the steps in a long and shared human odyssey. across two worlds, the old and the new, they are discovering the independent spark of the human genius, the many times and places that we have created grand civilizations. ancient egypt. as early as the 18th century, scholars came here to marvel at and study the great relics of the ancient sun kings. labor
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